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Resident-to-resident mistreatment: what is it?

Floridians who wind up in a nursing home should be able to live a happy and healthy life there. In fact, federal regulations give patients certain rights and require institutions to follow strict protocols to ensure resident safe from nursing home neglect and elder abuse. Sadly, though, nursing homes do not always live up to their standard of care. When this happens, residents can suffer serious, life-altering harm and, perhaps, even death. Therefore, it is important to know the types of risk that can be posed in these environments and what can be done if an individual is harmed.

Ford, Dean & Rotundo, P.A. welcomes new partner Michael Rotundo

T. Patrick Ford, Jr. and William A. Dean are proud to announce that Michael J. Rotundo has been elevated to a named partner in the Firm. Henceforth, the firm shall be known as Ford Dean & Rotundo, P.A., as we celebrate our 40th year of prosecuting nursing home abuse and neglect cases, assisted living facility abuse cases, and hospital bed sore cases, we believe that Mike will continue to uphold our reputation as a strong advocate for our clients and exemplary member of the Bar. 

What is a surgical site infection and how can it affect me?

The thought of being knocked unconscious for the purposes of a medical operation can send shivers up your spine. Though many doctors are adequately trained and experienced, and hospital personnel follow strict protocol to ensure patient safety, there are instances where a surgical error can leave a patient with significant harm. One of these occurs in the form of surgical site infections.

The dangers of the wrong medical treatment

Floridians who have an ailment may struggle to muster the courage to go to the doctor. Yet, when they take the bold step to get medical help, they hope to be treatable and expect to be properly diagnosed. While many patients are properly diagnosed and receive the treatment they need to remedy their condition or halt or slow its progression, others are unknowingly subjected to a missed diagnosis, a wrong diagnosis, or improper treatment. Far too often, by the time a patient realizes this, it is too late and the damage has been done.

Our legal team stands ready to lend a helping hand

Last week, we talked about the potential doctor shortage Florida could see in the coming years. Though a doctor shortage does not necessarily mean you will be subjected to medical malpractice, it might increase the risk of being treated by an overworked and fatigued medical professional. When you are treated by a stressed, tired doctor or nurse, harmful errors may occur.

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